Friday, 29 February 2008

Bat for Lashes

Bat for Lashes as What's a girl to do? What a question – what indeed? Well this is a lovely video clip to watch while you ponder your weekend plans. Let's hope this lovely sun sticks around.

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Riitta Ikonen

So whilst I'm enjoying this very mild winter we're having in Holland I am a little concerned about the steady annual rise in temperature. Seems I'm not the only one either, project snowflake highlights Riitta Ikonon concerns; "for two years now we haven't had snow in Finland for Christmas. This is very unusual and worrying and prompted me to start an ongoing site specific project looking at the effects of global warming." Photographs by Anni Koponen. Currently studying MA Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London, Riitta works on a mix of personal projects and work undertaken whilst at the RCA.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Metronomy - Radio Ladio

Metronomy here with a strange clip... but I like the song.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Diana Sudyka

I'm all for beautiful music posters and these are lovely. Diana Sudyka obviously has awesome taste in music, with posters including Feist, Modest Mouse and Iron and Wine. Posters from USD $20 / €13.35.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Eagle verses Wolf

Here you have Eagle and below Wolf. Two very fine very weird plates I picked up from the Nordermarkt Saturday morning whilst out walking the pup. You know I can't resist a lush piece of ceramic ware... and at a mere €10 a pop, these little beauties were mine.

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Andrea Innocent

Today's a busy day so I'll sorry for the lack of info about featured illustrator, Andrea Innocent. Work shown is UFO soulcatcher above.
Mada mada aoi ne.
Chikan densha.

Monday, 18 February 2008


Graffiti and shots from lunching at 11 this weekend.
11, Oosterdokskade 3-5, Amsterdam.


Out walking with a friend last night we caught this beautiful sun set at Westerpark.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

House and home

Australian architecture, I love it. Big open spaces, vast houses of 300 square meters with huge windows and high ceilings. And of course, a view. A stunning, breathtaking seaside view.
The house I'm showing you was just featured on Wallpaper magazine's website, click here to read the article. It's designed by Tasmanian architects Room 11. Located literally five minutes further down the coast from where I grew up looking at these photos leaves me a little homesick – the the bright blue sky, harsh sun casting such strong shadows and imagining the open space, hills, trees, sea and salt air. I really do miss the incredible view across the Derwent River, you can just see through the end of the kitchen windows in this house. What an amazing backdrop to have as you sip your morning coffee. My little canal view in Amsterdam, is the best I can do for the moment. But I adore my little waterway with it's ducks and swans.
Room 11: 64-68 Liverpool street, Bank Arcade, Level 1, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7000.

Red Light Fashion

Walking through the Red Light district in Amsterdam is usually one of the things I dread. Navigating the jam-packed streets, avoiding the dodgy dealings on every corner and sleazy tourists gawking at the prostitutes, is hardly my idea of fun. But not anymore!
Red Light Fashion Amsterdam is a great project supporting new Dutch fashion talent. A collaboration between the municipality of Amsterdam, NV Stadsgoed and HTNK, consultancy and recruitment agency of the fashion industry. In an effort to reclaim and redevelop red light area, Amsterdam's city center (the oldest part of the city) several brothels have been bought up and loaned out to Dutch fashion designers and used as shop-windows, workshops and living areas. I'm ecstatic – finally something in the area for us women to drool over! And Drool, I did.
Participating designers are Bas Kosters, ...And Beyond (girlfriends of mine a truly fabulous new force in the fashion world, more to come of them later), Daryl van Wouw, Mada van Gaans, Roswitha van Rijn, Sebastic, Sjaak Hullekes, Ignoor, Jan Taminiau, Jaroen van Tuyl, G+N, Edwin Oudshoorn, Corné Gabriëls and Conny Groenewegen.
These are some snaps I've taken from a couple trips to the street.
Photos from ...And Beyond's launch night.The event is also supported by CODE Magazine who have a temporary gallery and store in the Red Light for the year event on Oudezijds Achterburg Wal 121.

so Ladies, get out this weekend and get your fashion fix in Amsterdam's Red Light area. You can go here to see a map of the area and who's where.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Ivanka Helsinki

Phew, just snuck in Tuesday's post! It's been a hectic day and I'm dog tired, but here for your viewing pleasure is a pillowcase by my ultimate favourite designer, Ivanka Helsinki. Mr Moth has been added to my other moth motif pillows. Lovely silkscreened print. Thanking you, Ivanka.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Jessica Polka

Monday welcomes you to the tinsy tiny life aquatic by Jessica Polka. Beautifully handmade chrocheted miniature works of art. Jessica's pieces are available online via her Etsy site. She also so very generously sells her patterns there too, so those of you with really really good eye sight can attempt to make your own sea creatures.